Yeo Valley Organic Garden, Holt Farm

Offer for Garden Organic Members: 
2 for 1 entry
Organic: 
Yes
This garden is fully managed according to organic principles
Address: 
The Yeo Valley Organic Garden, Holt Farm, Bath Road, Blagdon North Somerset BS40 7SQ, Tel number: 01761 258155 Email: visit@yeovalleyfarms.co.uk ** For driving directions, please see website**
Description: 
The six and a half acre Yeo Valley Organic garden aims to demonstrate that it is possible to garden 100% organically (we are certified by the Soil Association) and still retain a strong sense of design, colour and fun. We have an extensive compost area which is the beating heart of the garden, as well as refraining from using any chemical pesticides or fertilisers anywhere. The whole garden puts nature first and aims to encourage biodiversity through providing habitats and careful planting schemes. We need birds, insects and small animals to eat the bugs that could harm our plants and vegetables, and we want to protect the landscape (and everything that lives in it) for generations to come. The centre piece is a purple glasshouse set within a formal design, framed by hedges and pleached Malus “Red Sentinel”. There are several formal spaces with defined colour schemes. The more informal parts of the garden retain their relaxed contemporary feel with perennial and annual wild-flower meadows, a birch grove and streamside garden. In spring the woodland is filled with snowdrops, wood anemones, primroses and bluebells with hundreds of tulips giving colour throughout the garden. In summer the meadows and gravel garden provide the focus. The gravel garden is filled with colour, shape and movement achieved by bold and imaginative repeat planting. Autumnal fireworks are provided by late perennials, dahlias and grasses. Grasses are used extensively to reflect the surrounding landscape and link the garden to the Mendips to the south and Blagdon Lake to the north. We aim to deliver a really uplifting experience to our visitors and as well as nourishing the soil, we know how important it is to keep our visitors well fuelled. To that end, visitors can enjoy light refreshments in the garden café or on the tea terrace, with panoramic views over the veggie garden to the Mendip Hills beyond. Whilst you are here there are dairy goodies and sundry souvenirs for sale in the garden shop. Our new meadow Yurt is the venue for some exciting events over the summer season. Our Gardens are open from 27th April – 30th September 2022 from 10.00 – 17.00. We will be offering two-time slots during the day, 10.00 – 13.30 & 13.00 – 17.00. Booking is essential, please visit our website to book your tickets.